Circle Tree Card Tutorial

Today was an awesome day.  I got to spend it with two of my  favorite men; my husband and my son.  We spent the day in Denver at the Museum of Nature and Science.  There is a special Myth Busters display in the museum this month.  When I got the flyer in the mail a few weeks ago, I knew immediately it would be something my 25-year-old “baby” would love to do.  He watches Myth Busters on television all the time.  I was right!  Although most of the displays/experiments were probably geared toward a younger child, the three of us had fun trying to dodge a bullet, hang from a ledge, pull a table-cloth from a table without having the dishes crash to the floor, and driving blind.  I even managed to flip a slice of toast and have it land on the floor butter side up three out of four times!  LOL! Besides, it was a great way to spend time with my son, and since my husband’s heart surgery he has been cooped up in the house.  It was a great way to get him to forget about his issues for a while.

This evening I am sharing a quick and easy Christmas tree card that is made with half a six-inch circle.  You’ve probably seen it elsewhere, but here it is again.  The hardest part is cutting out the circle.  You don’t have to use such a large circle; just keep in mind the smaller the circle, the smaller the tree.  Here is the finished product along with a few photos to show you what you need to do.

Half-circle Christmas Tree

  1.  Start with a circle that is six inches in diameter (across).
  2. Cut the circle in half.

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       3.  Place the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate on top of your Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  Place the half-circle on top with the straight edge of the half-circle at the top.

Half-circle Christmas Tree-2

     4.  Starting at the 1-3/4″ mark at the top, score a diagonal line to the 1-3/4″ mark along the left hand side.  I’ve highlighted it in pencil so you can see where the score line goes.  This will be your first fold line. (See the next photo.)

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     5.  Flip the half-circle (next photo) so that the unfolded portion is on the left.  Fold the half-circle again.

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     6.  Flip the half-circle again and fold.  Your tree is done!

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Here’s what I used on this card.

Crumb Cake Card Stock  120953

Old Olive Card Stock  100702

Daffodil Delight Card Stock (just a scrap for the star)  119683

Season of Style Designer Series Paper  132340

Old Olive Classic Ink  126953

Jet Black Staz On Ink  101406

Snow Day Stamp Set  131892-w or 131895-c

Greetings of the Season Stamp Set (carry over)  128033

Simply Scored Scoring Tool  122344

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate  125586

Star Punch (retired)

Rhinestone Basic Jewels  119246

Okay, you are right!  I don’t have Stampin’ Up!’s Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  I got mine before Stampin’ Up! introduced theirs.  But, guess what?  Stampin’ Up!’s diagonal plate fit perfectly on top of the one I had!  I figured it was worth the shot.  I thought if it didn’t fit the one I already had, I could just order one from Stampin’ Up!  🙂  Any way, I hope you enjoyed your visit here today.  If my tutorial is difficult to understand, please let me know and I will clarify anything that needs to be clarified.  But, I think the photos are pretty explanatory.  That is always one of my concerns…not giving clear directions.  At any rate…

Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

Josie